Library Computers & Technology

On-site Technology

The Academy Library has a wide range of technology available for UNSW Canberra students and staff to use, including: 

  • Desktop computers  
  • Multifunction printers 
  • AV viewing stations 
  • Microform reader


Computers are available on a first come, first served basis. They are not normally able to be reserved by individuals. Library staff may however reserve groups of computers for training sessions. Any computers unattended for more than 15 minutes may be logged off by library staff and made available for other users.

Time Limits

Time limits don’t apply unless there is high demand for computers. Clients may be asked to make computers available within 10 minutes if their activities are not course-related (e.g. gaming).


All the multi-purpose computers in the library are loaded with software that is available at any computer lab on campus.   
No additional software or plug-ins may be installed on the computers. 

Saving Work

Files may be saved to your home drive or to your own portable USB drive or external HD. If you send your assignment to yourself by email, please make sure it is also saved to your H:drive. Click on SAVE rather than OPEN when you are prompted to download the attached file, otherwise you may lose your document. We recommend that you save work regularly during each session, to avoid losing your work.


On campus Wi-Fi services are available for UNSW Canberra students and staff in the Library – more information on UNSW Canberra Wireless Networks can be found here.